The IDM - a transfaculty, multidisciplinary postgraduate health research institute
Based on the UCT Faculty of Health Sciences campus in a 7,100 sqm state-of-the-art facility, we operate in the fields of infectious diseases & molecular medicine
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IDM driving world class research
We conduct research at the laboratory-clinic-community interface by engaging a wide range of scientific & clinical disciplines; with 62 consortia linking us with 183 institutions in 22 African countries & 24 countries beyond.
IDM capacity building
Capacity building in the IDM
The largest research entity at UCT, the IDM is a national leader in research & health sciences human capital development.
Clinical research
Clinical research relevant to the needs of Africa's people
The IDM infuences health policy and practice by translating our scientific discoveries and applying them in the various communities; community relationships and trust are critical.

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University accredited research institute
Tackling diseases of importance in Africa
Developing people
Impacting health policy and practice


Saturday, 16 February 2019
Fogarty PhD Fellowship in HIV-associated Tuberculosis: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenomics of New Antiretroviral Drugs

We are seeking applicants for one PhD fellowship position: the successful candidate will be based within the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at UCT. The incumbent will work under the joint supervision of Professor Gary Maartens, Head of Division, and Professor David Haas, Vanderbilt University, US.

Publication Date:
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 - 09:00
SAMRC Gold Medal Award

The prestigious SAMRC Scientific Merit Awards gala event was held on 30 August 2018 in Cape Town. The annual event, a highlight in South Africa’s health calendar, recognises and celebrates leading health research through a set of established medal awards.


Publication Date:
Mon, 03 Sep 2018 - 13:15
Newton Fund
Funding Call: Newton Mobility Grants

Newton Mobility one-year awards are intended to strengthen the research capacity/capability of, and contribute to promoting economic development and social welfare in, the overseas country. The awards will also initiate the development of longer-term links between the overseas and UK researchers.

Awards might include a range of related activities, but mobility (in the form of visits and exchanges, etc.) should form an integral part of proposals. The main purpose of the funding is to cover travel and maintenance costs, although costs related to other eligible activities will be considered. Partnerships including a training element and involving scholars in the early stages in their career will be looked on favourably.

Publication Date:
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 13:00
Fogarty PhD Fellowships
Fogarty PhD Fellowships in HIV-associated Tuberculosis

The Fogarty HIV-associated Tuberculosis Training Program is calling for applications for two PhD fellowship opportunities in Basic and Clinical Science.

Publication Date:
Tue, 24 Jul 2018 - 12:15